There’s such a great variety of eateries in London, I’m never going to get bored of trying somewhere new. But some of my vegetarian friends aren’t so lucky. Vegetarian restaurants still remain specialist. Chances are, if they’re out in a group, you’re lucky to get one veggie choice on a menu. And I’d put money on it being pasta, or something with roasted peppers. Hardly inspiring after a few years of vegetarianism. But there has to be some decent veggie places in London, right? Of course there are!
Here are my favourites:
Food for thought, Covent Garden (Neal Street). This is my favourite veggie restaurant. Such amazing food. There’s a great communal feel about the place. If you’re looking for a comforting lunch, head here and be prepared for the queue of the door.
Root Master, Brick Lane. This vegan place is great if you want something unique. It’s on an old Routemaster! They get extra points for the pun in the name too.
Beetroot, Soho (Berwick Street). This is a fine choice for grabbing a veggie lunch on the run. It’s buffet style, so you’ll get a strange mix of tasty treats in the same box.
Hummus Bros, Soho. As the name might suggest, these dudes specialise in whipping up a chick pea.
Govinda’s, Soho (Soho Street). Looking for cheap and filling veggie curry? Then head here.
Acorn House, Clerkenwell. This place isn’t strictly vegetarian, but they do pay more attention to non-meat eaters than most which means you can eat steak and your friend isn’t stuck with stuffed peppers. Everything is organic, as well as being yummy.
Mildreds, Soho. Worth it for the Victorian pornography adorning the walls. You don’t get that at KFC.
Saf, Shoreditch. It’s about time vegetarian food got the gourmet treatment. Saf is the place to come if you want your vegetables swanky.
Manna, Primrose Hill. Of course once one fancy veggie place pops up, more follow. Still, Manna has got a great reputation.
For restaurants all over the
Some of these places might even be yummy enough to tempt me away from meat. At least for one night.
Flickr image from Sandy Austin‘s photostream.